DEVOTIONAL PRAYER FOR JUNE
FAMILY ACT OF CONSECRATION TO THE
SACRED HEART OF JESUS
We consecrate to You, O Jesus of Love, all the trials, joys and happiness of our family life, and we beseech You to grant peace and unity in our home, and to pour out Your blessings on all its members, absent and present, living and dead; and when one after the other we shall have gone into eternity, O Jesus may we find again our family united in Your Sacred Heart. Amen.
O Lord, hear my voice, for I have called to you; be my help. Do not abandon or forsake me, O God, my Saviour!
1st Reading (Ezek 17:22-24)
A reading from the prophet Ezekiel.
The Lord says this: ‘From the top of the cedar, from the highest branch I will take a shoot and plant it myself on a very high mountain. I will plant it on the high mountain of Israel. It will sprout branches and bear fruit, and become a noble cedar. Every kind of bird will live beneath it, every winged creature rest in the shade of its branches. And every tree of the field will learn that I, the Lord, am the one who stunts tall trees and makes the low ones grow, who withers green trees and makes the withered green. I, the Lord, have spoken, and I will do it.
The Word of the Lord.
Lord it is good to give thanks to you.
2nd Reading (2 Cor 5:6-10)
A reading from the second letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians.
We are always full of confidence when we remember that to live in the body means to be exiled from the Lord, going as we do by faith and not by sight – we are full of confidence, I say, and actually want to be exiled from the body and make our home with the Lord. Whether we are living in the body or exiled from it, we are intent on pleasing him. For all the truth about us will be brought out in the law court of Christ, and each of us will get what he deserves for the things he did in the body, good or bad.
The Word of the Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia! The seed is the word of God, Christ is the sower; all who come to him will live for ever. Alleluia!
Gospel (Mk 4:26-34)
A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Mark.
Jesus said to the crowds: ‘This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man throws seed on the land. Night and day, while he sleeps, when he is awake, the seed is sprouting and growing; how, he does not know. Of its own accord the land produces first the shoot, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. And when the crop is ready, he loses no time: he starts to reap because the harvest has come.’ He also said, ‘What can we say the kingdom of God is like? What parable can we find for it? It is like a mustard seed which at the time of its sowing in the soil is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet once it is sown it grows into the biggest shrub of them all and puts out big branches so that the birds of the air can shelter in its shade.’ Using many parables like these, he spoke the word to them, so far as they were capable of understanding it. He would not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything to his disciples when they were alone.
The Gospel of the Lord.
There is one thing I ask of the Lord, only this do I seek: to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.
Next Week’s Readings
Job 38:1,8-11; 2 Cor 5:14-17; Mk 4:35-41
WEEKLY PARISH DATES
9:15am to 10:25am – Sunday School for children attending non-Catholic Schools.
10:30am Mass – Children’s Liturgy held 2nd and 4th Sundays.
6:00pm to 8:00pm – Youth Group (12 - 18 years) meet in the Community Centre.
6:15pm – Young Adults (18 - 29 years) meet in the Theatrette every week.
6:15pm – School of Discipleship meet in St. Peter’s Church Hall.
|Mondays||7:00pm to 9:00pm – Bible Study (St. Peters & St. James). 2nd & 4th Mondays at St. James’ Church.|
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)
7:00pm Mass followed by Mother of Perpetual Succour Novena.
|1st Fridays||7:00pm to 8:15pm Mass & Adoration|
|Saturdays||2:30pm to 4:00pm – St. Peter’s Charismatic Prayer Community Praise & Worship held in church.|
|Baptisms||12 noon – Baptisms held 1st & 3rd Sundays. Baptism Preparation Meeting held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00pm in Church.|
UPDATED PARISH GUIDELINES
As per the Victorian Government announcement, our church will open on Friday, 11 June 2021 to a maximum of 50 worshippers and we will resume weekday and weekend Masses. Bookings will only be taken for weekend Masses. Weekday Masses will be on a first come first serve basis. The trybooking link for this weekend and following weekend Masses is given below.
https://www.trybooking.com/BSBTW. Bookings for the weekend of 19/20 June will open on Monday 14 June at 9 am and close on Saturday 19 June at 10 am.
REGISTRATION VIA QR CODE IS MANDATORY TO GAIN ENTRANCE TO OUR CHURCH AND CHURCH BUILDINGS
- ALL people attending St. Peters MUST register using the QR Code.
- Copies of QR Codes for Church attendance are displayed outside the church entrance to reduce overcrowding in the foyer.
- There are different QR Codes for other areas around the Church. Please register using the appropriate code for the area you are visiting.
- Arrive early to allow time to check in.
- Volunteers will assist.
Everybody, including volunteers attending church (Masses, Baptisms, Prayer Meetings, etc.) must scan the QR code and provide contact details upon arrival. Below is our new QR Code. Use your phone to scan the code
St Peter Apostle Mission Parish New QR Code
Location code H35QQS
All parishioners using a smartphone can download the 'Service Victoria' app as it is mandatory across the State of Victoria. Cannot Scan? Please Download the Service Victoria app or visit https://service.vic.gov.au/check-in. Open the app and enter H35 QQS
CHANGE OF TIME FOR WEDNESDAY CONFESSION
Please note that CONFESSIONS ON A WEDNESDAY WILL NOW BE HELD AT 6:30PM followed by Mass and Novena as usual.
DAILY/WEEKEND MASS INFORMATION
- Church opens 30 minutes before mass starts. Please ensure you register via QR Code and sanitise prior to entering church.
- Please remain in your allocated seat, do not move pews or chairs and maintain social distancing while in church.
- Lighting candles is permitted but please do not touch the statues.
- If you are unwell, PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS.
ST. PETER'S PARISH FEAST MASS – SATURDAY 26TH JUNE 6:00PM
Depending on Covid-19 restrictions being lifted, Archbishop Peter Comensoli will visit our parish to celebrate the feast of our Patron Saint, St. Peter at the 6:00pm Mass on Saturday, 26th June.
ROSTERS FOR LECTORS & EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION are available for collection from the Hall.
ONLINE ROSARY ON ZOOM EVERY TUESDAY AT 7:00PM
Join us for an online rosary led by parishioners praying for various intentions including the COVID situation, the sick and dying and those suffering from the impacts of the lockdown. Join in and invite your family and friends as we pray for our Lord’s blessings on our families and our parish community. Zoom details are:
Meeting ID: 967 7002 9670 Passcode: rosary
TAKE THE WAY OF THE GOSPEL – TOGETHER WE PRAY
You are invited to take up the invitation from Archbishop Comensoli to pray for our Archdiocese as we begin the journey of 'Take the Way of the Gospel'. This significant time of discernment begins with prayer and with calling upon the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us. You are invited to join in this weekly online prayer opportunity for our Archdiocese. To allow for differing availabilities, each week the same session will be run twice:
- Wednesdays 7.30–8.00pm: 16, 23, 30 June and 7 & 14 July Zoom meeting link here
- Thursdays 12.30–1.00pm: 17, 24 June and 1, 8 & 15 July (repeat sessions)Zoom meeting link here
CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE
FREE online Open Day Information Sessions “Getting Started in Theology”. Attend one of our 3 Online sessions in June. Each session will outline how to get started and how to plan study that matches the ministry needs of potential students. Book via our website:
MARY MacKILLOP HERITAGE CENTRE, EAST MELBOURNE have reopened services for parishes, schools and community groups. A Museum, Walking tour of Mary MacKillop Heritage trail and Mary’s birth place, Meeting rooms, Contemplation area and chapel, Gift shop, Accommodation, Retreats, Tea & coffee. Opening hours from 9am to 5pm. They also welcome volunteers. For more information contact Ted.Javernik@sosj.org.au or call 9926 9300 / 0419 513 184.
RERUM NOVARUM TO LAUDATO SI: The Relevance of Catholic Social Teaching to Winning Government
Join Fr. Frank Brennan in a ZOOM Forum on Tuesday, 15th June, 7:30pm to 8:30pm. ZOOM information will be provided upon RSVP to email@example.com.
'MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION' (VIA ZOOM), Saturday 19 June 2021, 10am-3pm (AEST). When we are present to the 'now', centredness and relaxation become a natural part of life, and we know how to act from a heart of love. This is a day of reflection in the practice of Mindfulness & Meditation, and we invite you to come prepared to be still and journey within. Facilitated by Paola Cheng. Cost $50. Book and pay via website www.heartoflife.melbourne or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We pray for Sr. Mary Batchelor, Fr. George Vanderkunnel, Benjamin D’Souza, Bianca Sungoh, Mercy Vivera, Liberato Gomez Jr., Fr. Royce Macedo, Victor Jeyarajah, Edith Shaw, Arfan Anthony, Alfred White, Aliakutty Lonappan, Angelina Gonna, Crispin Fernandes, Bruna Santi, Narayanasamy, Ricardo Santos, Corazon Buenaflor, Vicente Alberto, Loleng Villanueva, Lydia Van Susteren, Rose Saliba, Mariese Kala, Terry Giles, Sveto, Rajapu Pothireddy, Fr Cormac Nagle, Nilo Martin Maniwang, Lynus Lobo, all who have died due to COVID-19 and all who have passed away recently.
We pray for Emmanuel Viktor Cea, Louis Farrugia, Cyriac and all whose anniversaries occur at this time.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
We pray for Dcn. Charles English, Gary Spotswood, Sean Donaldson, Kath Meddings, Jean Cameron, Wilfredo Villareal, Steven & Helen Smith, Shirley Linehan, Jack Davies, Mila Africano, Albert Wankhar, Dale D’Souza, Melissa Bear, Lynn Worsley, Henry Lewis, Nicoletta Carinci, Esther Uwase, Mirna Lamb, Catherine Marsh, William Vasiliadis, Alfredo Angeles, Jonas Dumadag, Vincent Margaret, Daniel Skinner, Maria Kiloumis, Brian & Helen Kelly, Amira Saliba, Bill Thomas, Suranga Desilva, Maureen Moynahan, Haeday Riaca, Mayenne Gomez and all who are ill in our Parish.
Counters – 20 June 2021
|John Allen / Jules & Neeta Pereira|
Readers – 19/20 June 2021
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion – 19/20 June 2021
|6:00pm||G. Linning / Sally DiB / S. Fernando / S. Joseph|
|8:30am||M. Nelthropp / R. Hibbert / A. Vesty / Karen F.|
|10:30am||C. Peters / S. Delos Reyos / L. Ortego / G. Siccita|
Music Ministry – 19/20 June 2021
|8:30am||St. Philomena’s Choir|